On Saturday, December 17, 2016, boxing will see the end of an era. Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2 32 KOs) has announced that he will end his career with a final fight against WBC International Light Heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
“BHop” has led a long and flourishing career, spanning over the course of just over 28 years and containing 64 pro fights–39 of which were bouts for major titles.
As a fighter who began fighting near the end of the prime Mike Tyson era in 1988, through today, Hopkins has participated in numerous fights that were instrumental, not just in the advancement of his career, but also in the advancement of his status in the public eye as well.
Scroll through to read Bernard Hopkins’ five best fights.